THE CHA-CHA BABES OF PELICAN WAY is a fast-paced romp of death, passion and dark humor. Way too damn much fun!”
–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Glimpse
Would you move a dead body for the sake of your best friend?
Ask cha-cha babe Celia Ewing, a sixty-five- year-old widow who has just settled into Boca Pelicano Palms, the Florida retirement community of her dreams. When Celia’s best friend Marcy calls her and their friend Deb for help in the middle of the night, they find a naked Marcy trapped under the body of her beau, the community’s board president, Melvin. And he’s dead. The three friends secretly move Melvin back to his apartment setting off a chain of events that will threaten to tear their community apart and send them to jail. Melvin is one of a number of residents who are dying under suspicious circumstances; and soon Celia becomes an amateur sleuth in an attempt to identify what she suspects is a serial murderer.
Frances Metzman is a former social worker, now full-time author living in Philadelphia, PA, who earned her MA in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of the short story collection The Hungry Heart Stories (2012, Wilderness House Press) and was nominated for a Dzanc Books Best of the Web award in 2009. She is also coauthor of the novel Ugly Cookies (2000, Pella Press) and author of her newest book, The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way. In addition to appearing on panels at various writing conferences such as Philadelphia Stories�and Marymount Manhattan College Conference, Metzman has given workshops at, among others, Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, and Penn State, in addition to teaching publishing/writing skills to graduate students at Rosemont College. She currently teaches creative writing/memoir workshops at Temple University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).